Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) Shares Bought by Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.
Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its position in Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) by 16.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 728,461 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 100,687 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned 0.57% of Church & Dwight Co. worth $74,949,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CHD. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC increased its position in Church & Dwight Co. by 0.9% in the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 1,108 shares of the company’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 10 shares in the last quarter. Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel LLC purchased a new position in Church & Dwight Co. during the second quarter worth approximately $206,000. Sentinel Trust Co. LBA purchased a new position in Church & Dwight Co. during the second quarter worth approximately $209,000. Washington Trust Bank increased its position in Church & Dwight Co. by 2.7% in the second quarter. Washington Trust Bank now owns 2,078 shares of the company’s stock worth $214,000 after buying an additional 55 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bristlecone Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Church & Dwight Co. during the first quarter worth approximately $258,000. 40.02% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) traded up 0.76% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $47.92. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,456,939 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average of $48.76 and a 200-day moving average of $48.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.93 and a beta of 0.32. Church & Dwight Co. has a 12 month low of $38.42 and a 12 month high of $53.68.
Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $877.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $869.23 million. Church & Dwight Co. had a return on equity of 22.69% and a net margin of 13.12%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.73 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Church & Dwight Co. will post $1.77 EPS for the current year.
CHD has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on Church & Dwight Co. from $51.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Monday, July 11th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Church & Dwight Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 7th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. raised their price target on Church & Dwight Co. from $51.50 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Church & Dwight Co. has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.65.
In related news, VP Paul A. Siracusa sold 3,293 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.03, for a total transaction of $164,748.79. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 4,448 shares in the company, valued at $222,533.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Louis Tursi sold 55,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.75, for a total value of $5,541,250.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 49,733 shares in the company, valued at $5,010,599.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.17% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Church & Dwight Co. Company Profile
Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company operates in three segments: Consumer Domestic, which includes consumer products, as well as other household and personal care products; Consumer International, which markets a range of personal care products, household and over-the-counter products in international markets, and Specialty Products Division (SPD), a producer of sodium bicarbonate.
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